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    The OFFICIAL 'why do we have official threads' thread!!!
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    Arrow The OFFICIAL 'why do we have official threads' thread!!!
    What gives with all the "OFFICIAL" threads?
    This is almost reaching plague level like the meaningless titled threads.


    What does 'official' mean?
    • You may not start a similarly named thread (this would be like naming a new product iPop)
    • Expect this thread to reach 15 pages by week's end
    • This thread is really not official
    • 'Please click on me'

    What makes a thread official?
    • It is the first thread here with it's subject matter (obviously not)
    • An official officer of Mac-Forums designated it so
    • The thread was registered at the US Patent Office
    • Permission to start the thread was given to the starter along with their Passport. Three forms of ID were required: Birth Certificate, Drivers License, and last telephone bill
    • It is a thread that is so overly-encompassing that it makes no sense as a single thread. IE: "The OFFICIAL Aplle thread!!!!!!!!!!!!"
    • Lots of capitals, explanation points, and misspellings in the title (see above)

    Well this was fun. Back to work.
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    Cherokee This gets my vote for most innovative thread on Mac-Forums... ever.

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    The OFFICIAL 'why do we have official threads' thread!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by giulio View Post
    Lots of capitals, explanation points, and misspellings in the title (see above). . . .
    Which title officially?

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    The OFFICIAL 'why do we have official threads' thread!!!
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    i officially did not use "official" when i named these popular threads:

    Mac-Forums Switchers FAQ and Information

    What song are you listening to right now?

    what are you eating right now?


    maybe its because official sounds/looks too much like offal (yuk).
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    The OFFICIAL 'why do we have official threads' thread!!!
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    you lost me, brown!

    eric, what's offal?
    schweb This has to be one of the best threads ever in MF history...
    Cherokee This gets my vote for most innovative thread on Mac-Forums... ever.

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    The OFFICIAL 'why do we have official threads' thread!!!
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    from m-w.com


    Main Entry: of·fal
    Pronunciation: 'o-f&l, 'ä-
    Function: noun
    Etymology: Middle English, from of off + fall
    1 : the waste or by-product of a process: as a : trimmings of a hide b : the by-products of milling used especially for stock feeds c : the viscera and trimmings of a butchered animal removed in dressing : VARIETY MEAT
    2 : RUBBISH
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    Oh yeah! Rubbish tastes pretty offal.

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    The OFFICIAL 'why do we have official threads' thread!!!
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    oh ho ho! that was so punny!

    edit: uh, officially that is.
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    The OFFICIAL 'why do we have official threads' thread!!!
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    Wow, I didn't notice how many "official" threads there were until I read this thread.

    A point that I must make however is that when I look at faq's, they usually never say official. They usually will be titled something like: "Username's UNofficial subject FAQ". Just a thought.
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    The OFFICIAL 'why do we have official threads' thread!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by eric View Post
    oh ho ho! that was so punny!

    edit: uh, officially that is.
    It was a pune, eric. So says Terry Pratchett.

    Quote Originally Posted by docinsano View Post
    Wow, I didn't notice how many "official" threads there were until I read this thread.

    A point that I must make however is that when I look at faq's, they usually never say official. They usually will be titled something like: "Username's UNofficial subject FAQ". Just a thought.
    The real spelling for FAQ is FoAQ = Frequently (officially) Asked Questions.

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    The OFFICIAL 'why do we have official threads' thread!!!
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    is that spelling official MHC?
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    Probably not...

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    The OFFICIAL 'why do we have official threads' thread!!!
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    The "official" posts here are probably designated by "officials" commonly known as "administrators" or "mods."

    That keeps it official you know!
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    The OFFICIAL 'why do we have official threads' thread!!!
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    I'm guilty of creating an "official" thread. The Official "How To Transfer Your iPod or iTunes Library to Your New Mac" Thread I just did it to draw attention to it because it was targeted towards newbies who asked the same questions over and over. However, I officially created it before calling things 'official' was officially cool... or at least before I officially saw how many 'official' threads there were. Regardless, I officially apologize to the unit, there was no reason to do something as stupid as I officially have.
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